Sean Parker, Co-Founder of Facebook, said, "The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them ... was all about: 'How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?'"

He added, "it's exactly the sort of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because it's exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology".

Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook's former vice-president of user growth said, "The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we've created are destroying how society works. No civil discourse.. no cooperation.. misinformation.. mistruth.."

"It literally is a point now, where I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works. That is truly where we are." --Chamath Palihapitiya

"If you feed the beast, that beast will destroy you. It's time to take a hard break from some of these tools." --Chamath Palihapitiya